1. Alex Smith: San Francisco 49ers QB Given One Last Shot. Is It a Good Move?

    After the 49ers were eliminated from postseason play late last year against the Chargers , combined with an underwhelming performance by Alex Smith and the firing of Mike Singletary ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about almost 3 years ago 782 reads 10 comments

  2. Jemile Weeks: Oakland A's: Keeping Top Prospect over Mark Ellis Is Easy Decision

    There are many difficult decisions in life, but what the Oakland A's should do with recently called up top prospect Jemile Weeks when starting 2B Mark Ellis comes off the DL is not one of them...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 1,719 reads 7 comments

  3. Mark Jackson: Fans, Media Have Misled Us on New Golden State Warriors Head Coach

    After the Warriors hired Mark Jackson as their 11th coach in the last 17 seasons (yikes!), internet real estate—including here at Bleacher Report—was filled with flattering and uncritical sentiments...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 65 reads 30 comments

  4. Oakland A's: Seven Adjustments To Help Improve the Worst Offense in Baseball

    In the midst of their (still) ongoing 10-game losing streak, adding players outside the organization to the roster doesn't seem to be an option at this point...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 562 reads 15 comments

  5. Oakland A's: Moving Arms for a Bat Is the Right Move for a 2011 AL West Run

    Despite being in last-place, the Oakland A's (27-30) enter Friday's action just four games behind the AL West leading Texas Rangers with all signs pointing to the A's being in ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 638 reads 0 comments

  6. Oakland A's: What Does David Purcey for Scott Sizemore Trade Mean for the A's?

    In an unexpected move, recently acquired left-handed reliever David Purcey was dealt to the Detroit Tigers for second baseman Scott Sizemore ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 114 reads 11 comments

  7. Oakland A's: Bob Geren Makes Contradicting Statements on Closer Role, Fuentes

    It is not uncommon for managers to make strategic errors or to lose the trust of his players due to a lack of communication...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 621 reads 8 comments

  8. Oakland A's: Who Replaces Tyson Ross and Brandon McCarthy in the Rotation?

    What has been the strength of the Oakland A's team—starting pitching—has been bitten by the injury bug once again...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 556 reads 6 comments

  9. Oakland A's Should Look to Trade Brian Fuentes When Bailey and Devine Return

    With last year's closer Andrew Bailey set to begin a rehab assignment at Triple-A Sacramento on Friday and Joey Devine, a dominant reliever who missed all of 2010 recovering from ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 781 reads 7 comments

  10. 2011 Cal Golden Bears: Transfer QB Zach Maynard Named Starter for Crucial Year

    Last Saturday after the completion of spring practice, Cal Bears head coach Jeff Tedford named recent transfer from Buffalo Zach Maynard the starting quarterback for what will be ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 2,015 reads 2 comments

  11. Golden State Warriors: Why Fire Keith Smart? New Coach Can't Change Roster

    When the Golden State Warriors fired Keith Smart after just one year, they weren't doing anything out of the ordinary...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 1,648 reads 30 comments

  12. San Francisco Giants: Why Is It Surprising That Miguel Tejada Is No Longer Good?

    The Giants reverted back to the pre-World Series franchise that took on over-the-hill, aging veterans when they signed SS Miguel Tejada this winter to a one-year deal at $6...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 628 reads 10 comments

  13. MLB Trade Scenarios: 5 Trades to Help the 2011 Oakland A's Reach the Playoffs

    With the 2011 Oakland A's battling for first place in the AL West to start the season, the A's brass may be put in a position of exploring options this summer as to how they may ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 1,989 reads 2 comments

  14. Oakland A's: Billy Beane Has Misevaluated the Latest Rebuilding Process

    The 2011 Oakland A's current predicament—having a superb, young starting rotation and a marginal lineup—is, at bottom, the result from two recent erroneous team evaluations by Billy Beane and the front office...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 291 reads 0 comments

  15. MLB Closers: Blowing Games Late, but Closer Role and Save Stat Still Overrated

    Despite the fact that the 30 MLB teams' combined save-percentage (66 percent) heading into Wednesday's action is on par with the MLB average over the past 10 years, closers ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 796 reads 0 comments

  16. Oakland A's: Billy Beane Not Concerned over Team's Early Offensive Struggles

    Oakland A's General Manager Billy Beane is not concerned over the team's offensive woes to start the season—woes that mirror last year's struggles when they arguably had the worst lineup in baseball...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 123 reads 0 comments

  17. Brett Favre Exposed: Why His Reputation as a Man Does Not Correspond to Reality

    Brett Favre epitomizes the American athlete lionized in our culture for his athletic ability and accomplishments, then used to obscure the facts about his unflattering character traits...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 1,108 reads 7 comments

  18. Oakland A's Activate Michael Wuertz, More Roster Decisions Looming

    The activation on Monday of relief pitcher Michael Wuertz from the 15-day DL, which sent pitcher Bobby Cramer down to Triple-A Sacramento, is just the beginning of what will be ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 252 reads 0 comments

  19. "Moneyball" and the Oakland A's: How Has It Been so Misunderstood?

    The Oakland A’s were embarking upon their fourth straight postseason appearance in 2003 when Michael Lewis’ Moneyball exalted their general manager, Billy Beane , ...

    Mike Boylan Written by Mike Boylan about 3 years ago 2,091 reads 7 comments